Tonight...I ran! If you know me, I am not a runner...at all! In fact, I despise it! My husband is the runner in the family. Even when he's deployed on his submarine, he's always trying to fit in time for a treadmill run. It's pretty crazy how they cram a treadmill onto a submarine (just… Continue reading Running Made Me a Better Mom
Category: Family/Motherhood/Military Life
Hot Mess But Blessed: How to Rise Above the Mess and Be Blessed
When we see our imperfections as "flaws" we are missing the "blessings."
Mom Life: A Trip to the Children’s Museum
Ladybug and I are headed to the kids Museum again this morning! I wanted to share this with you from our last trip 🙂
Nothing quite says “mom life” like a trip to the Children’s Museum! As I walked around and saw that I was in a sea of under 7 year olds, I realized I had chosen the perfect shirt for the day! If you remember my post: Summer Bucket Lists…and Still Time For God, you know that BOTH kids wanted to visit the Children’s Museum before school started up again. So….check! We did it!
Ever since my son was little, we have always really enjoyed going to Children’s Museums. Some parents cringe at the thought but I love it. I save that cringing feeling for Chuck E. Cheese! ha There is just something about the Children’s Museum that makes me smile. I think it’s seeing all of those happy kids engaging in creative play that does it.
I mean, where else can you go from being a fire fighter to…
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A 2nd Chance at Life: Hawaii’s Ballistic Missile Warning
It's been a pretty emotional couple of days here in Hawaii. Saturday morning at 8:08 (which just so happens to be our area code), Hawaii was woken to the Emergency Alert System blasting our cell-phones with a terrifying alert! Road alerts were flashing the warning. Sirens were blaring. The news announced the bomb threat. Twitter, Facebook...you… Continue reading A 2nd Chance at Life: Hawaii’s Ballistic Missile Warning
My United Step-Family: How We Spend the Holidays Together as One Family
My parents' divorce ultimately just grew our family rather than divide it.
From Hawaii to Nebraska: Adjusting to the Cold Weather
Well, I must confess, I came to Nebraska for Christmas with a hidden agenda: to see how I respond to cold weather again. My husband retires from the Navy in a few years and we are talking more seriously about where we want to settle down for our "forever home." We both LOVE the idea of… Continue reading From Hawaii to Nebraska: Adjusting to the Cold Weather
Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time: Christmas Lights, S’Mores, Scavenger Hunt & Live Nativity
Family Friday One of my favorite things to do this time of year is drive around and look at Christmas lights. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by them! I remember my dad grabbing the ladder and crawling on the roof to put up lights and how proud it made… Continue reading Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time: Christmas Lights, S’Mores, Scavenger Hunt & Live Nativity
I Found My Holiday Spirit…and You Can Too!
The memories are made in those moments when we slow down to just enjoy the moment. When we are too busy trying to perfect things, we lose sight of what it's all about.
What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays
Family Friday My husband missed our sons Birthday. He didn't get to see the kids in their Halloween costumes this year. He missed Thanksgiving. He will miss seeing the sparkle of our lights and their excited glowing faces on Christmas morning. We will ring in the New Year without him. The list goes on and on....special… Continue reading What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays
The Importance of “Taking a 15”
It gives me what I need to tackle the rest of the evening. I can enjoy that time with my family because I took some time for myself.